Katie Eraser's most recent body of work is a chaotic reckoning. Focussing on the artist’s primary concern of dismantling the agency to chase impeccability and normativity as an end game. Vibrantly executed by the untamed carnage of her own work, tearing fluoros and bold textures expressively layer paintings. Vivid oil pastels slice and stain painted surfaces, in a heady exploration of the idea of creator as destroyer.
This will be the first time the artist has shown her sculptural works, a new area of exploration. The sculptures embody an immediate reflection of the paintings, yet in their reconfiguring, assemble into something new entirely. Exposing another exercise in dismantling her work, a newness through destruction. These sculptural works are called De-constructed Replicas.
The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, is the leading artist fair for art lovers to meet and buy direct from the very best emerging and undiscovered artists. With fairs across the globe, each edition of The Other Art Fair showcases work by a selection of artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts.
I was chosen to be an exhibiting artist at the inaugural Melbourne edition of The Other Art Fair, and this was the body of work created specifically for the show.
Focused on the linear topographic maps, that showcase terrains and surface shapes.
A road trip through Arizona, Utah and Nevada provided limitless inspiration for this series of works. With the landscape changing, undulating, reconfiguring every day, the shapes of plants and the colours of rocks and sunsets formed symbols of the natural American experience.
Cacti, rigid boulders, barren terrain and smooth mountains form the foundation for the Desert Series. Exploring the competing worlds of parched earth and sensual oasis, the bright colours and symbolic shapes create a world that is both real and imagined.